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50-Day Range
$190.87
MA: $208.48
$224.65
52-Week Range
$146.71
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$227.85
Volume1.45 million shs
Average Volume2.07 million shs
Market Capitalization$118.66 billion
P/E Ratio52.18
Dividend Yield1.70%
Beta0.72

Competitors

Linde (NYSE:LIN) Vs. XOM, CVX, RDS.A, RDS.B, TOT, and BP

Should you be buying LIN stock or one of its competitors? Companies in the sector of "oils/energy" are considered alternatives and competitors to Linde, including Exxon Mobil (XOM), Chevron (CVX), Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A), Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.B), Total (TOT), and BP (BP).

Linde (NYSE:LIN) and Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) are both large-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, risk and earnings.

Volatility & Risk

Linde has a beta of 0.72, suggesting that its stock price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Exxon Mobil has a beta of 1.33, suggesting that its stock price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

76.4% of Linde shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.2% of Exxon Mobil shares are held by institutional investors. 0.7% of Linde shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.1% of Exxon Mobil shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Linde and Exxon Mobil, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Linde061502.71
Exxon Mobil520101.85

Linde presently has a consensus price target of $212.50, indicating a potential downside of 5.95%. Exxon Mobil has a consensus price target of $55.0455, indicating a potential upside of 29.06%. Given Exxon Mobil's higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Exxon Mobil is more favorable than Linde.

Profitability

This table compares Linde and Exxon Mobil's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Linde8.35%8.06%4.77%
Exxon Mobil4.42%5.15%2.80%

Dividends

Linde pays an annual dividend of $3.85 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. Exxon Mobil pays an annual dividend of $3.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.2%. Linde pays out 52.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Exxon Mobil pays out 154.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Linde has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years and Exxon Mobil has raised its dividend for 37 consecutive years. Exxon Mobil is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Linde and Exxon Mobil's revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Linde$28.23 billion4.20$2.29 billion$7.3430.78
Exxon Mobil$264.94 billion0.68$14.34 billion$2.2518.96

Exxon Mobil has higher revenue and earnings than Linde. Exxon Mobil is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Linde, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Linde beats Exxon Mobil on 11 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Linde (NYSE:LIN) and Chevron (NYSE:CVX) are both large-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, valuation and earnings.

Risk and Volatility

Linde has a beta of 0.72, indicating that its share price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Chevron has a beta of 1.29, indicating that its share price is 29% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

76.4% of Linde shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 64.6% of Chevron shares are held by institutional investors. 0.7% of Linde shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of Chevron shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Linde and Chevron, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Linde061502.71
Chevron161502.64

Linde currently has a consensus target price of $212.50, indicating a potential downside of 5.95%. Chevron has a consensus target price of $113.3333, indicating a potential upside of 32.97%. Given Chevron's higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Chevron is more favorable than Linde.

Profitability

This table compares Linde and Chevron's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Linde8.35%8.06%4.77%
Chevron2.71%8.28%5.07%

Dividends

Linde pays an annual dividend of $3.85 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. Chevron pays an annual dividend of $5.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.1%. Linde pays out 52.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Chevron pays out 82.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Linde has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years and Chevron has increased its dividend for 34 consecutive years. Chevron is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Linde and Chevron's revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Linde$28.23 billion4.20$2.29 billion$7.3430.78
Chevron$146.52 billion1.09$2.92 billion$6.2713.59

Chevron has higher revenue and earnings than Linde. Chevron is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Linde, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Linde (NYSE:LIN) and Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS.A) are both large-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, valuation and earnings.

Risk and Volatility

Linde has a beta of 0.72, indicating that its share price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Royal Dutch Shell has a beta of 0.8, indicating that its share price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

76.4% of Linde shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 4.3% of Royal Dutch Shell shares are held by institutional investors. 0.7% of Linde shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.0% of Royal Dutch Shell shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Linde and Royal Dutch Shell, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Linde061502.71
Royal Dutch Shell112402.18

Linde currently has a consensus target price of $212.50, indicating a potential downside of 5.95%. Royal Dutch Shell has a consensus target price of $64.3333, indicating a potential upside of 99.73%. Given Royal Dutch Shell's higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Royal Dutch Shell is more favorable than Linde.

Profitability

This table compares Linde and Royal Dutch Shell's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Linde8.35%8.06%4.77%
Royal Dutch Shell3.00%7.35%3.50%

Dividends

Linde pays an annual dividend of $3.85 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. Royal Dutch Shell pays an annual dividend of $1.09 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.4%. Linde pays out 52.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Royal Dutch Shell pays out 27.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Linde has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years. Royal Dutch Shell is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Linde and Royal Dutch Shell's revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Linde$28.23 billion4.20$2.29 billion$7.3430.78
Royal Dutch Shell$352.11 billion0.36$15.84 billion$4.047.97

Royal Dutch Shell has higher revenue and earnings than Linde. Royal Dutch Shell is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Linde, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Linde beats Royal Dutch Shell on 10 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Linde (NYSE:LIN) and Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS.B) are both large-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, valuation and earnings.

Risk and Volatility

Linde has a beta of 0.72, indicating that its share price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Royal Dutch Shell has a beta of 0.92, indicating that its share price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

76.4% of Linde shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 3.5% of Royal Dutch Shell shares are held by institutional investors. 0.7% of Linde shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.0% of Royal Dutch Shell shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Linde and Royal Dutch Shell, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Linde061502.71
Royal Dutch Shell01102.50

Linde currently has a consensus target price of $212.50, indicating a potential downside of 5.95%. Given Linde's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Linde is more favorable than Royal Dutch Shell.

Profitability

This table compares Linde and Royal Dutch Shell's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Linde8.35%8.06%4.77%
Royal Dutch Shell3.00%7.35%3.50%

Dividends

Linde pays an annual dividend of $3.85 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. Royal Dutch Shell pays an annual dividend of $1.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.2%. Linde pays out 52.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Linde has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Linde and Royal Dutch Shell's revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Linde$28.23 billion4.20$2.29 billion$7.3430.78
Royal Dutch Shell$352.11 billion0.34$15.84 billionN/AN/A

Royal Dutch Shell has higher revenue and earnings than Linde.

Summary

Linde beats Royal Dutch Shell on 10 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Total (NYSE:TOT) and Linde (NYSE:LIN) are both large-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, risk, profitability and dividends.

Dividends

Total pays an annual dividend of $2.54 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.7%. Linde pays an annual dividend of $3.85 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. Total pays out 58.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Linde pays out 52.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Total has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years and Linde has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years. Total is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Total and Linde, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Total021102.85
Linde061502.71

Total presently has a consensus price target of $50.50, indicating a potential upside of 33.70%. Linde has a consensus price target of $212.50, indicating a potential downside of 5.95%. Given Total's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Total is more favorable than Linde.

Volatility & Risk

Total has a beta of 0.66, indicating that its stock price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Linde has a beta of 0.72, indicating that its stock price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Total and Linde's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Total4.24%9.23%4.05%
Linde8.35%8.06%4.77%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Total and Linde's top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Total$200.32 billion0.49$11.27 billion$4.388.62
Linde$28.23 billion4.20$2.29 billion$7.3430.78

Total has higher revenue and earnings than Linde. Total is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Linde, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

6.3% of Total shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 76.4% of Linde shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.7% of Linde shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Linde beats Total on 10 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

BP (NYSE:BP) and Linde (NYSE:LIN) are both large-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, risk, profitability and dividends.

Volatility & Risk

BP has a beta of 0.8, indicating that its stock price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Linde has a beta of 0.72, indicating that its stock price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for BP and Linde, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
BP381202.39
Linde061502.71

BP presently has a consensus price target of $39.0750, indicating a potential upside of 73.98%. Linde has a consensus price target of $212.50, indicating a potential downside of 5.95%. Given BP's higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe BP is more favorable than Linde.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares BP and Linde's top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
BP$282.62 billion0.27$4.03 billion$2.957.61
Linde$28.23 billion4.20$2.29 billion$7.3430.78

BP has higher revenue and earnings than Linde. BP is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Linde, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares BP and Linde's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
BP-1.19%8.53%2.93%
Linde8.35%8.06%4.77%

Dividends

BP pays an annual dividend of $2.50 per share and has a dividend yield of 11.1%. Linde pays an annual dividend of $3.85 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. BP pays out 84.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Linde pays out 52.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. BP has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years and Linde has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years. BP is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

10.1% of BP shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 76.4% of Linde shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of BP shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.7% of Linde shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Linde beats BP on 9 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

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Exxon Mobil logo
XOM
Exxon Mobil
2.5$42.65+3.0%$180.33 billion$264.94 billion15.97
Chevron logo
CVX
Chevron
2.6$85.23+2.9%$159.12 billion$146.52 billion41.58
Royal Dutch Shell logo
RDS.A
Royal Dutch Shell
2.3$32.21+2.9%$125.74 billion$352.11 billion13.26
Royal Dutch Shell logo
RDS.B
Royal Dutch Shell
1.1$30.31+2.6%$118.32 billion$352.11 billion12.47
Total logo
TOT
Total
3.1$37.77+1.6%$98.27 billion$200.32 billion12.59
BP logo
BP
BP
2.0$22.46+1.8%$75.84 billion$282.62 billion-23.15
PetroChina logo
PTR
PetroChina
1.6$35.97+1.7%$65.83 billion$361.52 billion23.66
Enbridge logo
ENB
Enbridge
2.2$29.60+0.0%$59.94 billion$37.73 billion39.47Analyst Revision
PETROLEO BRASIL/ADR logo
PBR
PETROLEO BRASIL/ADR
1.1$8.70+2.0%$56.74 billion$76.59 billion7.37
PETROLEO BRASIL/S logo
PBR.A
PETROLEO BRASIL/S
0.6$8.49+2.0%$55.37 billion$76.59 billion0.00Dividend Cut
China Petroleum & Chemical logo
SNP
China Petroleum & Chemical
1.6$44.35+0.5%$53.69 billion$421.14 billion15.95
CNOOC logo
CEO
CNOOC
1.9$113.60+1.6%$50.72 billion$33.50 billion5.77
Equinor ASA logo
EQNR
Equinor ASA
1.3$14.77+2.6%$49.31 billion$64.36 billion-86.88
ConocoPhillips logo
COP
ConocoPhillips
2.9$39.69+3.4%$42.56 billion$36.67 billion12.44Dividend Announcement
Tc Pipelines logo
TRP
Tc Pipelines
2.3$41.77+1.5%$39.26 billion$9.99 billion12.62Analyst Report
Analyst Revision
Enterprise Products Partners logo
EPD
Enterprise Products Partners
3.3$17.25+0.0%$37.71 billion$32.79 billion8.14Dividend Announcement
ENI logo
E
ENI
1.4$19.26+1.7%$35.00 billion$79.58 billion-8.09
Kinder Morgan logo
KMI
Kinder Morgan
2.6$14.24+2.3%$32.20 billion$13.21 billion24.55
Phillips 66 logo
PSX
Phillips 66
3.5$61.06+3.4%$26.66 billion$109.56 billion89.80Dividend Announcement
Analyst Report
EOG Resources logo
EOG
EOG Resources
2.5$45.40+2.3%$26.42 billion$17.38 billion12.47
Schlumberger logo
SLB
Schlumberger
1.8$17.79+3.7%$24.69 billion$32.92 billion-1.37
Suncor Energy logo
SU
Suncor Energy
2.3$16.14+2.5%$24.62 billion$29.54 billion-15.23
Marathon Petroleum logo
MPC
Marathon Petroleum
2.6$36.20+7.9%$23.54 billion$124.88 billion-3.53Decrease in Short Interest
Ecopetrol logo
EC
Ecopetrol
2.3$11.43+2.3%$23.50 billion$21.45 billion6.93
Williams Companies logo
WMB
Williams Companies
2.1$18.55+1.5%$22.50 billion$8.20 billion154.58
Valero Energy logo
VLO
Valero Energy
2.6$53.65+6.4%$21.87 billion$108.32 billion54.19
Canadian Natural Resources logo
CNQ
Canadian Natural Resources
2.8$16.88+4.0%$19.94 billion$18.38 billion8.48
Mplx logo
MPLX
Mplx
1.9$17.48+0.3%$18.50 billion$9.04 billion-8.65
ET
Energy Transfer LP Unit
2.4$6.44+1.6%$17.32 billion$54.21 billion9.07
BKR
Baker Hughes
2.4$15.05+2.7%$15.54 billion$23.84 billion-0.97
Pioneer Natural Resources logo
PXD
Pioneer Natural Resources
2.3$92.44+1.0%$15.24 billion$9.30 billion22.17
Baker Hughes A GE logo
BHGE
Baker Hughes A GE
2.2$15.05+2.7%$15.21 billion$22.88 billion22.80
Occidental Petroleum logo
OXY
Occidental Petroleum
2.3$16.71+2.6%$15.04 billion$21.23 billion-3.95
Evergy logo
EVRG
Evergy
1.8$61.98+1.8%$14.05 billion$5.15 billion22.79
Hess logo
HES
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1.7$44.90+0.5%$13.79 billion$6.51 billion-4.76
Pembina Pipeline logo
PBA
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2.0$23.52+0.3%$12.93 billion$5.45 billion12.06Dividend Increase
Encana logo
ECA
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1.8$9.85+5.6%$12.08 billion$5.94 billion8.01
Halliburton logo
HAL
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2.1$12.06+2.3%$10.58 billion$22.41 billion-4.62Upcoming Earnings
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CXO
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Magellan Midstream Partners logo
MMP
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3.2$41.02+1.5%$9.23 billion$2.73 billion8.53
Enel Americas logo
ENIA
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1.1$7.72+0.8%$8.87 billion$14.31 billion7.02
Solaredge Technologies logo
SEDG
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1.6$159.44+1.4%$7.91 billion$1.43 billion47.45
Phillips 66 Partners logo
PSXP
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COG
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FANG
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3.2$38.93+3.7%$6.14 billion$3.96 billion-99.82Analyst Revision
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PAA
Plains All American Pipeline
2.3$8.41+0.1%$6.12 billion$33.67 billion-3.31Dividend Announcement
First Solar logo
FSLR
First Solar
1.3$57.49+0.5%$6.09 billion$3.06 billion143.73
Continental Resources logo
CLR
Continental Resources
2.5$16.03+5.9%$5.85 billion$4.63 billion14.84
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CVE
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2.0$4.42+2.3%$5.43 billion$15.21 billion24.56
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